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Caffarella, Edward P. – Educational Technology, 1987
Presents and discusses a form for the evaluation of microcomputer software for computer-assisted instruction which covers the following areas: (1) program goals; (2) program content; (3) audience; (4) instructional strategies; (5) program design; (6) appropriate use of computers; (7) program techniques; (8) cost/benefit analysis; and (9) overall…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Courseware, Educational Objectives
Hofmeister, Alan M.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1992
Discussion of growing diversity in learners' language and communication skills and increasing use of video in instruction focuses on the use of captioning in instructional video and the implications for educational and industrial training. Federal legislation that affects video courseware developers is reviewed, and the use of closed captioned…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Captions, Communication Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
Knirk, Frederick G. – Educational Technology, 1992
Discusses features in the physical environment that need to be considered for integrated learning systems (ILSs). Highlights include ergonomics; lighting, including contrast and colors; space, furniture, and equipment, including keyboard, monitor, software, and printer; ambient noise and acoustics; temperature, humidity, and air quality control;…
Descriptors: Classroom Furniture, Climate Control, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction
Ross, Tweed W. – Educational Technology, 1992
Outlines five facilities considerations that school principals need to address prior to the installation of an integrated learning system (ILS): (1) placement, i.e., labs or classrooms; (2) wiring; (3) environment, including furniture and noise; (4) security, including fire, theft, vandalism, and misuse; and (5) usability, including afterschool…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), After School Programs, Classroom Furniture, Computer Assisted Instruction
Duquette, Cheryll – Educational Technology, 1985
Discusses highlights of a literature review on guidelines for formative evaluation of courseware and the development of a formative evaluation instrument by the Kanata High Technology Training Association (Ottawa). The eight dimensions of the resultant questionnaire are listed and a copy of the evaluation instrument is included. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Courseware, Field Tests
Waldrop, Phillip B. – Educational Technology, 1984
Reviews possible sources of reinforcement in computer assisted instruction and systematic utilization of these sources in courseware design. Sources reviewed include reinforcement from the machine itself; from the content of the instructional modules and its arrangement in a learning sequence; and from sources external to the modules. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Design Requirements, Feedback
DeJoy, Judith K.; Mills, Helen H. – Educational Technology, 1989
Describes a series of evaluation criteria for self-instructional materials for adult learners that focuses on computer-assisted instruction and interactive video instruction. Five categories are included: (1) content; (2) instructional strategies; (3) instructional presentation; (4) documentation; and (5) technical aspects. (10 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
Bunson, Stanley N. – Educational Technology, 1988
Outlines design and management factors to be considered when developing a microcomputer lab for an instructional media center (IMC). Highlights include environmental considerations, including spatial arrangements, furniture, power requirements, temperature control, and lighting; software and hardware acquisition; and administrative considerations,…
Descriptors: Budgets, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Furniture
Boling, Elizabeth – Educational Technology, 1994
Examines features to consider when redesigning instructional materials to electronic format from print. Topics discussed include physical presence; human-computer interface; resolution and screen size; online help; interactivity; motion and sound; and software tools. Examples of screen designs are included. (Contains 11 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
Hunka, S. – Educational Technology, 1989
Discussion of the use of authoring systems for courseware development focuses on guidelines to be considered when designing authoring systems. Topics discussed include allowing a variety of instructional strategies; interaction with peripheral processes such as student records; the editing process; and human factors in computer interface design,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer System Design
Swick, Kevin J. – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses the role of computers with young children and suggests that effective use should be based on an understanding of how children learn. Topics discussed include curriculum goals; criteria to consider when buying computers; teacher training; software selection; environmental considerations; and criteria for integrating computers into early…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Criteria
Leiblum, Mark David – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses some of the problems of implementing computer-aided learning (CAL) in a university environment and describes a centralized CAL service agency that was created at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Courseware development and implementation are described, and CAL research and evaluation are discussed. (16 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Jonassen, David H.; Hannum, Wallace H. – Educational Technology, 1987
Presents a list of recommended practices for designing computer-based instruction courseware based on principles derived from learning research. Research-based principles and the corresponding design practices are outlined for the areas of stimulus design, learner responses, feedback, and lesson control. (6 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Feedback, Guidelines
Johnson, James F.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1985
Describes a method for videodisc courseware development utilized by the University of Notre Dame Interactive Videodisc Laboratory staff, which includes production of a storyboard as the final component of the design phase. The three steps of group storyboarding, formative evaluation, and generation of production documents are discussed in detail.…
Descriptors: Courseware, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design, Material Development
Hazen, Margret – Educational Technology, 1985
Discusses learner/computer interaction, learner control, sequencing of instructional events, and graphic screen design as effective principles for the design of instructional software, including tutorials. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Courseware, Data Analysis, Feedback
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